Sear



verb (used with object)
1.
to burn or char the surface of:
She seared the steak to seal in the juices.
2.
to mark with a branding iron.
3.
to burn or scorch injuriously or painfully:
He seared his hand on a hot steam pipe.
4.
to make callous or unfeeling; harden:
The hardship of her youth has seared her emotionally.
5.
to dry up or wither; parch.
verb (used without object)
6.
to become dry or withered, as vegetation.
noun
7.
a mark or scar made by searing.
adjective
8.
sere1 .
noun
1.
a pivoted piece that holds the hammer at full cock or half cock in the firing mechanism of small arms.
adjective
1.
dry; withered.
verb (transitive)
1.
to scorch or burn the surface of
2.
to brand with a hot iron
3.
to cause to wither or dry up
4.
(rare) to make callous or unfeeling
noun
5.
a mark caused by searing
adjective
6.
(poetic) dried up
noun
1.
the catch in the lock of a small firearm that holds the hammer or firing pin cocked
adjective
1.
(archaic) dried up or withered
verb, noun
2.
a rare spelling of sear1 (sense 1)
noun
1.
the series of changes occurring in the ecological succession of a particular community
sere
(sîr)
The entire sequence of ecological communities successively occupying an area from the initial stage to the climax community. See more at succession.
SERE
survival, evasion, resistance, escape

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